NEW! Baking Science: The Art of Taste
Ages: 6th grade and up
Date: July 26-29, 2021
Time: 9am – 4pm. Arrive at 8:45 for health assessment.
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Have you ever wondered why some baked goods taste better than others? That's because baking is just as much an art as a science. In this class students will learn how to manipulate taste by really understanding the science behind baking. We will conduct experiments like What Makes Chocolate Taste Better? Hot water? Boiling Water? Espresso Powder? Brewed Hot Coffee? Students will also learn how to layer flavors for a more complex flavor that engages more of your taste buds.
During the experiment each student will use a different recipe and then we will conduct a scientific taste test, just like they do at America's Test Kitchen. Of course, we are going to use amazing recipes for our experiments like French Macarons and Strawberry Buttercream. At the end of class, each student will bring home their own scientific Baking Journal and their own custom recipe. This class is also a great segue to our Launch Your Bake Sale class on August 16-19th.
How to Prepare Inexperienced Young Chefs for Success
While you are waiting for summer, you can help your young chef prepare for camp by working on their measuring skills. Let them pour, scoop, and measure all types of ingredients. Talk to them about the labels on the measuring cups and spoons and how it matches the ingredients list on your recipe - or even on the side of a box. This is a No Judgement Zone! The more you allow them to work in the kitchen with you, the more independent they become.
What To Bring to Camp:
- Bring a cold lunch and a water bottle
- Bring to-go containers. More details about size later.
- Long hair should be tied back away from their faces.
- Closed-toe, comfortable shoes. They stand a LOT while they are cooking!